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Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists (Part II)

This is part two of a two-part series to discuss and demonstrate the methods to modify existing open web steel joists for revised loading...
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Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists (Part I)

This is part one of a two-part series to discuss and demonstrate the methods to modify existing open web steel joists for revised loading...

Strengthening of existing steel joist framing systems—Vulcraft’s field-bolted spliced open web joist solution

Although not widely known, there are options for strengthening an existing open web steel joist framing system if new demands on the structure require upgrades. When repairs to accommodate increased roof loading was needed for the Grand Prix Motorsports building, the original joist manufacturer, Vulcraft, suggested field-bolted spliced open web steel joists might be an appropriate solution.
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